Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kakalu-ichi/Crow Sister

Kakalu-ichi (Crow Sister)


Kakalu

crow,


Neneyisi kakaw

walking crow,


an-siawa-ke

don’t cry -


ka neme mashaipa nish efe?

are you hungry my friend?


a’kxi

arise


loliki tanaichi
pretty older sister


nomen’k makukx

call your companions


iyu enemanu

come with me


kames ictunine

I dream of you


nemmishipa alaki

your black eyes


nemex alaki shawa asanax

your black tears


nish ichi

my sister


mute ka iw’sin watin

let’s go


sihapa malpa hano imita

make gossip in the sky


kakun, shekesipsha, shewker

chickenhawk, sparrowhawk, red tailed hawk


sihapa-lala panantonak oi siawa

will make jealous cries


let ampa-la la powapisi

we will eat wind


Nemulam let ma’ali nenilala

we will not go back


let asumpa-lala, mefpayisi

we will fly, dancing


ike mefpayisi. Ike.

yes dancing. Yes.


Deborah Miranda

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